Kerala has a fascinating history that blends with the myths and legends of this land and possesses the alluring aroma of spices. The state has an assortment of exhibits that take you into the world of yesteryears.
The exhibits include the archeological evidences of Neolithic age, burial accompaniments belonging to the Iron Age, sculptures of gods and goddesses in bronze, wood and stone, coins, murals and many more. These tokens of days gone by will familiarize one with the very many facets of this land like its rituals, cults, customs, tradition, trade, art, people and their lifestyle.
Keralam, a museum of history and heritage in the capital city, is a joint venture of Kerala Tourism and the State Department of Archaeology. The museum, established in the Park View mansion near the zoo, uses modern display techniques such as touch-screen counters and multimedia systems to explain the artifacts arranged in different galleries and to screen narrative documentaries on the distinctive facets of Kerala''s cultural history.
Burial accompaniments belonging to the Iron Age
The Roman Dinari, which proves Kerala''s maritime contacts with the Roman Empire
The Granthas, written on palm leaves, in Malayalam and Sanskrit
17th Century murals from the Pundarikapuram Temple, Kottyam
Stone celts, which prove the Neolithic inhabitation in Kerala
14th Century Brahma Sculpture
14th Century Yoga Narasimha Murthy
16th Century Nataraja Sculpture
10 am to 5.30 pm. Closed on Mondays and public holidays
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram, about 3 km
Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 9 km